Random Hacks of Kindness in DC

Help Earth Foundation and Grindhub are excited to lead the Random Hacks of Kindness hackathon on Dec. 4-6th, 2015 hosted at Union Market, DC one of the District most talked about communities. At the event developers, designers, scientists, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, students and activists will come together to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions using publicly-released data, code and technology to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods, cities, states and country.

SMEM Dropbox for Erika

HEF has opened a dropbox as part of a SMEM, Social Media Emergency Management, outreach for the general public during Hurricane Erika as a way to share information. In no way is this 911! All emergency and threats of any kind need to reported to local authorities.

For the purpose of this exercise HEF has already established a basic setup for the possible collection of information to be be collected and analyzed. Structure currently is Dropbox > Erika>>Photos>> Requests

Keep on your agenda

This weekend CodeDayDC ran as part of series of code or hackathons across the country and HEF, founder, Nelson Jacobsen volunteered to be one of the local judges

Now what is CodeDay? CodeDay is a series of student programming events held across the world. It's the world's largest series of educational programming marathons, in addition to being one of the most effective methods of education.

3880 hours coding
26 cities nationwide
2,000+ projects
10,000+ participants


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